Top News Headlines of 18 September 2014

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  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch his pet project of cleaning up the country, the Swachha Bharat Yojna, on Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary on October 2. The urban development ministry has initiated effort for the cleanliness drive to begin from Delhi.
  • The President Obama is expected to nominate Indian-American Richard Varma as the new ambassador to India, Reuter reported citing Congressional sources. Richard Verma is a former assistant secretary of state.
  • The CBI has registered a case of alleged graft against DGCA joint director general A K Sharan for giving extension to a flying school in Bilaspur on the basis of irregular documents.
  • South Delhi is Proposed to be divided into A, B, and C categories with ‘A’ areas commanding the highest rates. The rate would be more from 8am to 8am. The peak hour rate for ‘A’ areas has been proposed at Rs 50 for one hour, Rs 100 for three hours and Rs50 more for each hours after that.
  • A superintendent of Tihar Jail has been arrested along with his son for trying to kill his daughter-in-law. The incident was reported from Mahipalpur in south Delhi on Wednesday night.
  • Padmini Prakash, a 31-year-old transgender from Coimbatore, say she’s freed herself from her social and personal demons.
  • Ticket for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s community reception at the Madison Square Garden in New York City during his US visit later this month are sold out, organizers of the event announced on Wednesday, urging the ‘unlucky ticket-seekers” to gather at Times Square where the Indian leader’s address would be broadcast live on one of the larger screens.
  • Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on a visit to Kathmandu for the SAAEC summit on Thursday raised the issue of growing radicalization among Muslim in Nepal with Nepal PM Sushil Koirala and home minister Bam Dev Gautam.
  • India and Israel have agreed to extend their existing three year action plan on agriculture cooperation beyond 2015. Both Countries agreed that the present agreement (2012-2015) will be renewed after 2015.
  • The Employees Provident Fund Organization has made it mandatory for employers to provide their employees’ bank account number with IFSC code of the bank branch. This is required to allot universal PF account number (UAN) and payment to subscribers.
  • Acknowledging that quality education is key to sustainable development, a new set of goals for the post-millennium Development Goals (MDG) period has been proposed at the 69th Session of the United Nation General Assembly on Thursday. Started in 2000, the MDG period expires in 2015.
  • New Delhi Municipal Council has launched massive cleanliness drive from September 15 to October 1, in entire NDMC area.
  • ONGC Videsh Limited and Petro Vietnam, the major oil producing state owned company Vietnam, have signed a letter of intent to participate in the exploration of oil and gas in the offshore Vietnam, during the state visit of President of India to Vietnam.
  • Congress leaders on Thursday slammed the Narendra Modi government for treating Chinese President Xi Jinping to lavish meals while intrusion in Ladakh.
  • China will invest US$20 billion in India in the next five year in industrial and infrastructure development projects, the government announced on Thursday after a meeting between PM Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping.
  • China will work with India to build one of the proposed high-speed train corridors. Indian Railways will indentify the project to be developed with Chinese cooperation. This corridor could possible be the Delhi-Patna one via Varanasi or Bangalore-Chennai.
  • Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti ran up a bill of over Rs 1.50 crore on official residence and building, splurging on accessories like steam bath, LED TV and modular kitchen for its directors.
  • Ebola has infected nearly 4,800 people. It has killed more than 2.400. And a black market for the blood of its survivors is emerging in the epicentre of the outbreak in West Africa, according to the World Health Organizing (WHO).
  • In a significant legal victory for the daughter of an Indian diplomat, the city of New York has agreed to pay her $225,000 to settle a lawsuit she brought against it after she was jailed for a day and suspended from school on suspicion of sending obscene emails to her to her teacher.
  • The appointment is expected as current Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) chief Lt. Gen Zaheerul Islam and five lieutenant generals are scheduled to retire from service in the first week of October.
  • Sanjiv Goenka led BPM player Firstsoure Solutions has picked up a strategic minority stake in Bangalore-Based Nanobi Data and Analytics, reflecting the growing appetite among Indian IT and BPM companies for local startups offering in the technology space.
  • The Indian tricolour was on Thursday hoisted at the Games Village in the Presence of the Chef-de-Mission Adille Sumariwala, a day before the opening ceremony of the sporting extravaganza.
  • United Arab Emirates slumped to a 1-0 defeat to Jordan on Thursday as North Korean booked their place in the second round of the football contest.
  • Kings XI Punjab registered a comprehensive five-wicket win against the Hobert Hurricanes in their first CL T20 encounter at the PCA stadium here on Thursday.
  • China’s two time Grand Slam winner Li Na is poised to retire, state media reported on Thursday, in a move which would bring down the curtains on Asia’s most successful tennis career.
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Top News Headlines of 18 September 2014
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